British 1860 Pattern Martini Henry Yataghan Sword Bayonet

British 1860 Pattern Martini Henry Yataghan Sword Bayonet

 

British 1860 Pattern Martini Henry Yataghan Sword Bayonet.

A good Ordnance issue pattern 1860 Yataghan sword bayonet in its steel mounted leather scabbard to fit the pattern 1860/61 two band Enfield rifle or the Snider Short Rifle. Hilt with rivet retained press chequered leather grip scales has release button to the left of the pommel and issue number 96 to the right side. In its correct black leather steel mounted scabbard with frog stud to the right side. Issued to the men of the elite rifle regiments as well as NCO’s of the line regiments the Yataghan Sword bayonets were designed to increase the reach in combat of the men armed with the shorter two band Enfield and later Snider rifles. It was in fact somewhat too long and heavy for effective use in bayonet fighting when compared to the infantry socket bayonets of the time but was a very effective short sword used in its own right, a role in which the men of the rifle regiments often employed it. In very good condition with nice clean blade and good grips with a working catch in a good scabbard with all intact stitching.

 

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British 1860 Pattern Martini Henry Yataghan Sword Bayonet

 

In the absence of an approved sword bayonet at the time of general issue of the Martini Henry, The Pattern 1860 Yataghan sword bayonet was adapted for the Martini Henry. This involved the bushing of the muzzle diameter to suit the Martini Henry, and a mortised slot cutting into the pommel to suit the bayonet band. The Yataghan was standard issue to NCO's and rifle regiments. In 1893, further adaptation of the Yataghan were implemented to allow conversion to MKII & MkIII artillery carbine conversions.

 

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